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 on: Today at 11:41:48 AM 
Started by Paul Squires - Last post by Paul Squires
...I've been quiet over the past week but I have been very busy programming. I added the new control OptionButton but when doing so I realized that the keyboard handling code for the underlying WinFormsX library was inadequate. I totally refactored the code that deals with the message pump, keyboard, and modal and modeless dialogs. It is so much better that it even put a smile on my face. :)

I am now working on a Frame control, so when that is completed then I will upload a new WinFBE update.

 on: August 19, 2018, 11:08:47 AM 
Started by Stephane Fonteyne - Last post by Jean-pierre Leroy
Hi Stephane, I use FireFly 3 with PowerBASIC since october 2009 (almost 9 years) without any particular issue; FireFly is very reliable. It's my favorite IDE and GUI designer, for Windows 32 bits applications. If you encounter any problem, please post-it in this forum; I'm pretty sure that Paul (or other FF users) will find a fix or a workaround for you  :)

Kind regards,

 on: August 19, 2018, 06:34:53 AM 
Started by Stephane Fonteyne - Last post by Stephane Fonteyne

Oke I understand that FireFly SDK Designer for PowerBasic but whynot support that with new updates and upgrades because the licences user have paid for this product and will support in the form of bug fixes, updates, upgrades.

Kind regards

 on: August 18, 2018, 04:42:58 PM 
Started by Paul Squires - Last post by Josť Roca
What I like is that I can do immediate changes and keep the documentation always updated. My help file has become so big that it is a pain to update it with HelNDoc. When I have to create new entries or generate new html and chm files it takes a looooong time. Help and Manual is very good, but also very expensive.

A way to generate .pdf files on line is to use in your browser the address of your .md page changing github to gitprint, i.e.


 on: August 18, 2018, 01:43:26 PM 
Started by Paul Squires - Last post by Paul Squires
Hi Jose,

I love the idea of using markdown and GitHub docs for your doumentation

I started ot use markdown as well for WinFormsX but found that the PDF generation of the tool I was using didn't handle line breaks very well. It looked great until I outputted it to pdf. A good offline reader for markdown files would be great so that we can dispense with CHM files (or use a tool that can convert the md to chm like

A simple viewer would be cool rather than a full-blown editor so I could call the viewer via WinFBE's Help menu or a User Tool.

If anyone finds such a tool that would integrate well into WinFBE as a help file reader for markdown files then please share your experience.

 on: August 18, 2018, 09:05:24 AM 
Started by Stephane Fonteyne - Last post by Paul Squires
The FireFly Visual Designer will never be open source code.

 on: August 18, 2018, 08:01:02 AM 
Started by Stephane Fonteyne - Last post by Stephane Fonteyne
Hi Paul,

It is possible for interested developers here to the program FireFly SDK Designer for Powerbasic, improving and expanding with new capabilities and features to the completely open source.

So all source code to release the application (bass, Inc., pbr/rc, pblib, sll, DLLs)
That would be an added value to your business and other developers that offer the product than under GNU licenses
Only for licences PowerBasic Developers

Kind regards

 on: August 18, 2018, 04:17:29 AM 
Started by Paul Squires - Last post by Josť Roca
I was assuming that if I made changes before StartDocW(hdcPrint, @docInfo) that they would have been updated by the DocumentProperties function merging the new settings prior to the page graphic object being created.
I was thinking that the settings would be local to the application as detailed here:
but my ability to understand the full code defeated me.

I have made some modifications, but I can't see how the technique detailed in your link can work. If I make modifications to the DocumentProperties but I don't call SetPrinterW, when I will call DocumentProperties to retrieve a setting it will return it unchanged. I think that the title is misleading.

 on: August 18, 2018, 02:27:15 AM 
Started by Paul Squires - Last post by Josť Roca
BTW I have added documentation for the regular expressions class.

I have tried hard to make it a bit understandable by adding many examples and an introduction, but it is a difficult subject.

 on: August 17, 2018, 08:43:36 PM 
Started by Paul Squires - Last post by Paul Squires
Certainly not in the immediate future but it is definitely a control that I need to write or modify an existing one for use in the designer.

Until then....

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